This is the title of the article that Miriam Ruiz-Ruano publishes in the digital magazine of literary criticism La lectora . The author analyzes the depersonalization of J. V. Foix in Sol, i de dol : to what extent the rewriting of texts from the medieval European tradition allows him to create a textual identity in his first book of poems, published in 1947 but written during the 1920s and 1930s.

Here you can read the article.

Rythm and rhyme in J. V. Foix

In the last volume of the magazine Rassegna Iberistica, December 2021, Professor Joan R. Veny-Mesquida traces the relationship between Gabriel Ferrater and J. V. Foix and the poem he wrote in 1973 after Ferrater’s death.
Veny studies the different versions that are preserved of the two famous verses that close the poem and the repercussions of the changes she made on rhythm and rhyme.

Here you can read the article.

@La PersepectivaAn exhibition on the role of the digital newspaper Vilaweb in our country has been inaugurated at the Palau Robert until September 25. The technological revolution represented by the Internet and new technologies have led to revolutions in many other fields with consequences for politics and the media.

J. V. Foix and the newspaper La Publicidad where he worked from 1922 to 1936 has been one of the referents of Vilaweb.

Here you can see the photos.

Journalist Albert Murillo, author of the blog Espacio sonante, announced that he had a tape with the recording of J. V. Foix‘s speech on receiving the Medalla d’Or of Barcelona City Council.
The tape is a legacy of journalist Salvador Escamilla i Foix recites three poems: «No pas l’atzar», «Sé un poble lluny de Provença» and, «Ho sap tothom, i és profecia»..

If you want to hear it, click here.

90 anniversarie de la FNEC

Le 26 avril, la FNEC a célébré à l’Auditorium de l’Université de Barcelone le 90e anniversaire de la création de la Federació Nacional d’Estudiants de Catalunya, un syndicat d’étudiants nationaliste transversal. J. V. Foix en est le président d’honneur.
«Els estudiants, ultra estudiar, han d’esdevenir activistes d’allò que suposa la revitalització de la nostra cultura i l’elevació social i política del País», said Foix.

>Here tou can see the photographs of the event.

On April 22, after two years of pandemic, the celebration of Sant Jordi has resumed at the Poeta Foix school with the celebration, in the morning, of the traditional Jocs Florals (Floral Games). This year all the classes took part as a group and the prizes were collective.

After dancing for a while in the courtyard, different workshops were held in the classrooms and in the afternoon there were traditional games and a live rumba group performance.

A course consisting of reading some poetic texts by Verdaguer, Alcover, Maragall, Carner, Sagarra, Espriu, Palau i Fabre, Marçal and J. V. Foix begins on April 25 at the University of Barcelona, by the university professor and editor of Fragmenta Ignasi Moreta.

Days and hours: April 25 to July 4, 2022, Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Barcelona – IL3 – Universitat de Barcelona

Here is the link to enroll.

The Associació Joan Manén organizes a recital for voice and piano, by the mezzo Marta Valero and the pianist Daniel Blanch</ a>. They will present a selection from the album Màgic moment, edited by Columna Musica, with songs by Mercè Torrents about poems, among others, by J. V. Foix. The concert will be presented by Albert Ferrer Flamerich.

Day and time: April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Place: Sala Mompou (Passeig Colom 6 de Barcelona)

«Molts i ningú»

In this book Clara Ponsatí chronicles her life and academic career and her political commitment over the years, as well as the first-hand account of a decisive moment of recent history.
The title «Molts i ningú» (Many and No One) is part of a verse by J. V. Foix, who had been a friend of Ponsatí’s uncle since childhood, the Noucentista painter Josep Obiols.

Here tou can read the whole poem.

International Poetry Day

Unesco declared March 21 World Poetry Day. This year, Gabriel Ferrater’s poem “Si puc” has been chosen to commemorate the centenary of his birth and the fiftieth anniversary of his death.ages.
This year we participate in the celebration with the poem by J. V. Foix dedicated to Ferrater.
Here you can read the poem «Tots hi serem al Port amb la Desconeguda».
«Si puc», by Gabriel Ferrater.